The Wand is so subtle that many patients do not even realise when the anaesthetic has actually been administered.
The Wand (CompuDent or STA system) administers local anaesthetic in a slow and steady way, meaning it is more comfortable than a traditional injection.
Rather than looking like a conventional syringe, The Wand is a piece of high-tech medical equipment. It is a hand held tool that is similar in appearance to a pen. The Wand is so subtle that many patients do not even realise when the anaesthetic has actually been administered. The lips, cheeks and tongue do not feel numb and patients can return to normal activities such as eating or drinking immediately after the procedure is completed.
The Wand offers a less invasive way of applying local anaesthetic compared to traditional injections. The reason for this is that the flow of the anaesthetic is controlled by a computer, rather than a human being. The lips, cheeks and tongue do not feel numb and patients can return to normal activities.
Many people assume that the stinging sensation experienced after anaesthetic injection is due to the skin being pierced. However this is often not the case and the pain is caused by the anaesthetic solution being administered too quickly. The Wand removes this risk, enabling the dentist to carefully and precisely control the rate at which the anaesthetic is applied, providing reassurance for those that are wary of traditional injections.
Drill Free Dentistry allows for dentists to tackle tooth decay without the need to use feared traditional methods.
Sedation is a good option if you have a fear of a specific procedure that is not aided by the usual types of pain control or sympathetic dentist.